A chemical in red wine has long been thought to have heart health benefits, and now scientists believe that same chemical may have the ability to fight cancer.
David Sinclair and his allies believe he has scored a major victory in the controversial--and complex--field of anti-aging science. With a new research paper, the Harvard genetics professor shows how the red wine chemical resveratrol and other compounds directly activate an enzyme called SIRT1, an activity on the target that has been hotly contested.
There's a fresh batch of data on the anti-aging chemical resveratrol for scientists to puzzle over. In an 11-person, double-blind study, researchers in the Netherlands and Switzerland found that some
Just a few months ago Christoph Westphal's new biotech, Verastem, raised a hefty $32 million Series B round based on the promise of the developer's cancer stem cell technology and a trio of noted
After biotech Sirtris' anti-aging science took a shelling in recent years, one of the firm's drugs that mimics the red wine chemical resveratrol showed in a new study that it could extend the average
Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine that's thought to increase longevity, has long been a darling of those who promote so-called "natural" health products--not to mention those who follow
GlaxoSmithKline is dumping its program for SRT501, a special formulation of resveratrol which the pharma company scooped up in the $720 million buyout of Sirtris in 2008. GSK suspended a Phase IIa
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has ordered two Sirtris executives--Christoph Westphal and Michelle Dipp--to stop selling a resveratrol dietary supplement based on the drug the two companies have in
Over the past few years resveratrol has emerged as one of the most closely-tracked development programs in biotechnology. GlaxoSmithKline paid $720 million to buy Sirtris Pharmaceuticals back in 2007
The therapeutic promise of activating Sirt1 to spur weight loss and increase longevity has already generated significant R&D interest. Now researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital